The clerk’s office is responsible for recording the minutes of Council and Committee meetings, as well as communicating Council’s decisions to all appropriate parties. The office prepares and keeps all by-laws and resolutions that are passed by council. The office performs statutory duties under the Municipal Act, Line Fences Act, Drainage Act, Planning Act, Emergency Measures Act, and other Statutes of Ontario.
The clerk also acts as Returning Officer for municipal elections and issues marriage licenses, lottery licences, and burning permits.
The Municipal Act, 2001 provides that the Township must establish a Council Code of Conduct which outlines ethical standards of behaviour for Members of Council. The Act also provides that a municipality may appoint an Integrity Commissioner who, among other duties, may investigate potential breaches of the Code and recommend penalties to Council where he or she has found the Member of Council to have contravened the Code.
Tony Fleming of Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP was appointed as the Integrity Commissioner for the Township of North Dundas.
Telephone Number: 613-544-0211
Municipal Investigator Services
Closed session complaints are investigated by the Municipal Investigator, who at this time is Local Authority Services (LAS). Reference By-Law 2014-0067 Closed Meeting Investigator Services.
More information about closed sessions can be found on the Municipal Investigations page.